Man indicted in death of 15-year-old who drowned in Tinker’s Creek in 2017

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BEDFORD, Ohio (WJW)-- A man was indicted in connection with the death of a 15-year-old boy who drowned in Tinker's Creek more than two years ago.

Daniel Baldwin, 43, is charged on one count of involuntary manslaughter and six counts of endangering children. His arraignment is scheduled for Dec. 19.

The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office said Baldwin took his two sons and four other children, including Jalen Wise, to Tinker's Creek near Willis Park on July 1, 2017. Jalen went missing in the water. Emergency workers searched for two days before two people on horseback found his body near Egbert Road in the Cleveland Metroparks Bedford Reservation.

At the time of his death, the teen's family questioned what he was doing in the creek since Jalen did not know how to swim.

Jalen was the youngest of four children. He was looking forward to joining the wrestling team, his family said.

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